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A 62-year-old male presented with a rare case of possible neuro-Sweet Disease (NSD) mimicking brain tumor in the medulla oblongata, manifesting as numbness in the bilateral upper and lower extremities, gait disturbance, dysarthria, and swallowing disturbance which gradually deteriorated over 3 months. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a mass lesion in the(More)
OBJECTIVE In Japan, idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) currently is treated mainly with lumboperitoneal (LP) shunts. Our aim was to evaluate whether LP shunting via the use of Medtronic Strata NSC programmable valves was as effective as ventriculoperitoneal shunting in the treatment of patients with iNPH from the perspectives of safety and(More)
The roles of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) and aldosterone in the elicited diuretic responses of trained and untrained men to seated, supine, and head-out water immersed conditions were studied. Volunteers were comprised of groups of six untrained individuals, six trained swimmers, and six trained runners. Each subject underwent three protocols, six hours in a(More)
OBJECTIVE Chondroid chordoma (CC) is a rare but commonest subtype of chordoma with little reported clinical information. The present study summarizes and updates present knowledge of CC. METHODS Literature search for demographic data and clinical appearance of cranial CCs except for those entirely confined to the sinonasal region. RESULTS A total of 48(More)
BACKGROUND Patients presenting with the classical idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) triad often show additional parkinsonian spectrum signs. Accurate differential diagnosis strongly influences the long-term outcome of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunting. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to find potential CSF microRNA (miRNA) biomarkers for(More)
A 33-year-old male became aware of a painless soft mass in the left occipital region. His medical and family history were unremarkable for neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) or other genetic disorders. Physical examination showed no signs of NF1. Neurological and ophthalmological examinations found no abnormality. Cranial computed tomography showed an isodense(More)
Water immersion (WI) of anesthetized dogs to the midcervical level in the vertical sitting position under thermoneutral conditions (38 degrees C) leads to generalized increases in regional blood flows (radiolabeled microspheres) to most tissues. The increased flows can be accounted for by increased local VO2 in some tissues (heart, respiratory muscle), or(More)
The prognosis of cognitive improvement after cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunting in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) remains uncertain, with no reports on CSF biomarkers related to long-term cognitive prognosis. We performed a preliminary study of CSF biomarker protein levels for cognitive outcome prognostication of two-year outcomes after(More)
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